Winged eyeliner is my go to look. I love it. I’ve been wearing it consistently for years, and with what started with wonky lines and uneven wings, I feel like I have finally “perfected” the art of winged liner. We all know eyeliner can be challenging at times, and trying to create the perfect winged liner is a struggle most of us know all too well. So here are my top tips on achieving the perfect winged eyeliner.
Tip # 1 – Tools of the trade
Whilst there are some extremely talented people out there, I believe when it comes to eyeliner, you really need a good product to achieve a good outcome. A ‘good’ product will mean different things to different people, depending on their personal preference, what look they want, and their budget. However, a great foolproof staple is the Maybelline Master Precise. It’s easy to use – great for beginners and is affordable!
Tip #2 – Relax!
It’s really important to remain relaxed. If you’re nervous you’ll be shaky and you it’ll be harder for you to create a smooth crisp line. Take a breath and try to be calm, it will really help.
Tip #3 – Get it done!
In saying that last tip, it’s important not to be too relaxed. If you want a smooth sharp line, you need to work at a certain pace. Draw a line on a piece paper slowly, and you’ll most likely end up with a jaggered line. However, draw a line quickly and it’ll be smooth. The same works for eyeliner to an extent. Ensure to take your time, yet draw quick, small strokes to create that crisp line.
Tip #4 – Positioning
This one really works for me. Tilt your head up, look slightly down, and raise your eyebrows in the slightest. Then draw your wing in line with your lower lashline, as if you are extending it. You may look a bit strange but this ensures a smooth base for your eyeliner wing. Be sure, however to move your head back to a normal position to check that it looks okay front on, and to create the flat (non wing) part of your eyeliner.
Tip #5 – Sticky tape
If you’re really struggling to create the wing, apply some sticky tape on a slant at the angle you want your wing to be. Then draw your wing, and peel away the tape. You should be left with lovely smooth, sharp wing.
There are all my tips to create the perfect winged eyeliner! Hope this helped, remember – practice makes perfect! If you have any more tips be sure to share them in the comments.
– Karen xx